DOC - Cryptographic Engineering Research Group

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Yamini Ravishankar
9411 Lee Highway Apt-1011, Fairfax, VA- 22031
[email protected][email protected] • 703-731-6302
EDUCATION
Master of Science, Electrical Engineering,
George Mason University , Fairfax, VA
Expected Graduation May 2014
 Member, Cryptographic Engineering Research Group (CERG), Volgenau School of Engineering
 Courses completed : Microprocessors , Digital System Design w/ VHDL, Cryptography and Network
Security
 Courses I intend to take : Computer Arithmetic, Advanced Applied Cryptography, Digital Integrated
Circuits, VLSI Design for ASICs, VLSI Test Concepts
Bachelor of Technology (B.Tech (Hons.)), Electronics and Communication Engineering
May 2012
SASTRA University, Thanjavur, India
 Cumulative GPA – 9.17/10
 Recipient of the Lord Vignesh award (best outgoing student) and Shri Ambarish award (best
outstanding student) of the ECE Department, SASTRA University (Class of 2012)
 Dean’s Lister (Top 10% in University) for the academic year 2010-2011
 Dean’s Lister (Top 2% in University) for the academic year 2008-2009
 Published a paper titled “Random & AWGN road for MC-CDMA bus to Phase Hide – A MUX in MUX
Stego”
WORK EXPERIENCE
August 2012 - Present
Lab Assistant, Electrical and Computer Engineering Department, George Mason University
 Maintenance of the hardware laboratory equipment including the trainer kits, digital multimeters,
oscilloscopes. Software installations and troubleshooting in the ECE labs
TECHNICAL SKILLS
Programmable Hardware
Programming Languages
Scripting Language
Hardware Languages
Tools
Altera FPGA and Xilinx FPGA
C, C++, Matlab
Python
VHDL, Assembly coding
ModelSim, Xilinx ISE, Altera Quartus, Code Composer Studio,
Keil uVision3, GnuPG, Cryptool, LogiCube Logic Analyzer
AREAS OF INTEREST
VLSI design and architecture, Processor Architecture, Hardware implementations of Cryptographic
Algorithms, Memory testing
PROJECT WORK
 Evaluation of Physical Unclonable Functions
Fall 2012
Comparison of the PUF models proposed by the research team of George Mason University and Virginia
Tech based on metrics – Uniqueness, Uniformity, Reliability, Steadiness and Bit-Aliasing under the
guidance of Dr.Kris Gaj
 Implementation of a Hash-CFB based on Keccac
Fall 2012
Hardware implementation of the Hash-CFB based on SHA-3 Keccac with the optimization target of
maximum Throughput/ Area ratio using VHDL
 Digital IC Tester
Fall 2012
Term project implemented using MSP430 offering a cost-effective circuit for testing simple ICs
 Method and Apparatus for On-Chip and Off-Chip Memory
December 2012 - April 2012
testing of Cyclone FPGAs
Proposed a simple BIST architecture for testing the SRAM and the Internal M4K blocks of Cyclone II
FPGAs in the Altera DE1 kit using VHDL programming
CO-CURRICULAR ACTIVITIES
 Proof-read the book titled Cloud Enterprise Architecture by Dr. Pethuru Raj, Wipro Technologies and
several scholarly papers of Professors at SASTRA University published in IEEE, Science Direct,
International Journal of Computer Applications
 Head of the Editorial Board of the ECE Department Association responsible for publication of
monthly newsletter and “CEPSTRUM”, an internal academic magazine
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